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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hey all. This is my first post here on paleohacks. I workout 3 times a week and have been trying different things in order to gain weight. I dont tolerate carbs really well which is why I have found this way of eating really great. I dont... (more)

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VB 0 · September 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

There are many many different causes of hairloss, but the most common one is: your digestive tract is not functioning right because your body does not get the necessary nutrients in order to function. That is why a full head of luxious hair is a... (more)

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by 0 · August 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Hey all. This is my first post here on marks daily apple. I have been lurking for a really long time and I really happy that I have found this site. I workout 3 times a week and have been trying different things in order to gain weight. I dont... (more)

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by 0 · September 13, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I started the Paleo Diet about 2 and a half years ago. Before I was close, only difference was for breakfast I would have Kashi cereal or oatmeal soaked overnight. But as I mentioned I started the Paleo Diet. 3 months after I started I... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 22, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Correlation does not equal causation; two things happening at the same time doesn't mean one caused the other. It might not have anything to do with your diet at all.

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by 0 · July 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Breakfast4 eggs Green tea with lemon Handful almonds and raspberriesLunch and dinnerChicken, beef, salmon etc with broccoli, kale, spinach or sweet potato cooked in coconut oil and 1/2 avocado

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raydawg 0 · July 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Organ meats such as liver, marrow, kidneys (if you can stand'em) are missing. I'd also throw in some mixed greens and a good quality olive oil with some Apple Cider Vinegar (unpasturized). I'd also add blue and blackberries. You're also missing... (more)

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by 0 · April 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I have major issues with almonds. I constantly crave them and if I start eating them I can't stop, I can go through a whole bag of raw almonds or an entire jar of almond butter in one sitting. I know I'm intolerant to them cause I almost always... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Maybe they..'re highly rewarding to your/hitting the dopamine receptors and you keep wanting more. They are very energy dense... Similarly there could be a component of them you're sentivite to that leads to getting cravings when you aren't... (more)

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by 48 · March 24, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Hey everyone! So...my body has healed pretty well...except for my keratosis pialris! I inly eat some white ruce now...cause I need a lot of carbs, with my body type and was kind of starving without enough carbs on paleo...I still haven't really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Depletion varies. If you have a high need for vitamin A (retinol), you can quickly deplete any stores. We do have a limited amount of ability to absorb vitamin A (retinol) and beta carotene. You might consume 1000% of vitamin A (retinol) in a... (more)

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by 0 · January 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM

So I hear often that water-soluble vitamins must be consumed daily because excess amounts of them cannot be stored in the body. However, I've also heard that this is not the case. For example, thiamine, a water-soluble B-vitamin, can... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Yes, we store water-soluble vitamins/minerals. The liver has stores of a number of vitamins/minerals. And this makes sense… why do we humans eat animal livers? Because the nutrients are concentrated/stored there. What's found there? Vitamins A... (more)

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by 0 · November 04, 2013 at 9:37 AM

This is what I eat over the period of 6 days (monday-saturday). I am a 24 yo female (5 ft, 131lbs), trying to improve health (priority) and lose fat (second priority) on a limited budget and with a lot of time constraint. On Sundays, I... (more)

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SuperiorMindset_com 0 · November 03, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I think you need to decide on your preferred fuel source, either fat or carbs. A little bit of both doesn't give you the best results in my experience. Olive oil is healthy but shouldn't be consumed in excess. Ghee isn't exactly empty calories,... (more)

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by 115 · October 02, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Hi, I'm working on some of the deficiencies I had (b12, b6, vit a, selenium, zinc, magnesium, potassium), I have successfully got rid of all of them except vit A, I also had B1 tested and that is low as well. My Vit D, calcium and iodine levels... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 02, 2013 at 6:02 PM

You're at normal levels, albeit low-normal, now. If you were deficient for a long while, you have no vitamin A stored; none in adipose, none in your liver. Until you fill the stores, you're likely not going to see anything but low-normal amounts... (more)

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by 126 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I see a Naturopath a couple of times per year mainly to address minor issues. In the past he's discovered a zinc deficient, which showed up as arrhythmia. This was easily fixed with a daily dose of chelated zinc. Over the last couple of months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Minerals have been THE answer for me on a number of occasions...I lose some of mine through high consumption of coffee, I think, as well as stress. I also used to over-drink water, and now am trying to find the line between that and dehydration. I... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I find it difficult to get enough potassium when low carb without resorting to massive amounts of vegetables, vegetable juice and coconut water. I believe my brain fog and memory issues might be due to a long time potassium defiency on low carb. I... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Any particular reason why you want to go zero carb? n=1 zero carb can cause a lot of issues in terms of making sure you get all the essential minerals, macros and vitamins that your body needs without turning your kitchen cupboard into a... (more)

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by 150 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I'm intending to go for a blood test probably in a few weeks' time... It's one of the few things that can help set my family's mind at ease with this "weird" diet I'm on. Anyways, I'm looking for suggestions on what sort of tests I should be... (more)

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slr255 0 · July 27, 2013 at 7:56 PM

I asked a similar question awhile back. If you search the words insurance and endocrinologist here on hacks you will find the answers I got. The mostcomprehensive answer was a link to the jack Krause site. He's kinda out there but very scientific... (more)

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by -2 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Nevermind. What I posted is wrong.

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Bill1102inf 0 · August 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Can you put on muscle during a PSMF without exercise? No, No, No, No, No, No, No, and No.

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Okay, so my skin has blow up like I have never seen it before. My skin has been especially bad this last month and I thought it was from Aveeno Positively radiant products, but I stopped them a week now, and I am still getting the weirdest spots... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Holy random diagnosis, Batman! All that dysfunction in your diet and it's zinc deficiency? Normalize your eating first, you need a baseline from which to hack your diet.

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I am going to the dentist todayyyyy! I have had this metal taste on and off for about 7 months. It will go and then come back. I have it so strong when I wake up. I can still taste other food, but have had it more for a week now. Now, I was... (more)

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Zach__1 0 · June 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I don't think your body would tell you you're zinc deficient if you're supplementing it... i would say it's either something with the metal fillings (usually is, especially if it's mercury based) or it could be your body is getting an overdose of... (more)

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by 571 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I've been Paleo/Primal for about 8 months and I feel like there is room for improvement. At first I felt great and lost some weight, then at some point I think I went too low carb, so I upped them. I had been doing Bulletproof coffee a lot in the... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 07, 2013 at 1:01 PM

From what you report and your previous post I suspect that you are still too low carb to get through the slightly hypothyroid symptoms. I'm dealing with similar issues right now and the quick fix seems to get carbs a little bit higher, I guess... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Once summer comes and I spend more than an hour outside in the sun a day, will my Vitamin D levels be able to normalize faster than through supplementation? Or does it take a long time? I also was taking these mega doses of 50,000 Iu of vitamin d... (more)

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

It was as if I took a powerful prescription medication. Doesn't this contradict the widely believed notion that liver contains a strong anti fatigue factor? I usually get the weston price jolt from liver, but there have been two or three times... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · January 12, 2013 at 3:38 AM

Maybe you were counting the sheep you ate...

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by 748 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Does over eating have something to do with a mineral deficiency? I know part of binging behavior has to do usually with a past restrictive diet (for me, my previous fasting behavior)... but I have been making an effort to not restrict calories for... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 03, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Yes. I noticed that after I started supplementing 350 mg of Magnesium Citrate every night, my sugar/chocolate cravings diminished a LOT.

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by 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I was diagnosed with Cyclic Neutropenia at the age of 19 during my first year of college (I just turned 25). Cyclic neutropenia is a disorder that causes frequent infections and other health problems in affected individuals. People with this... (more)

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ebgaky 0 · November 09, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you can find some relief soon! You might try oil pulling for your sores. There are some posts on this site about it, and also some decent info comes up on google. Basically you swish ~1Tbs of oil (sesame,... (more)

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by 2379 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hi folks, just stumbled across an interesting review about crohn's disease and it makes sense. http://www.nature.com/mi/journal/v1/n1s/full/mi200848a.html Essentially they say that the gut lining needs antimicrobial proteins in order to contain... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 08, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Thanks for posting this. I'm really curious about what the dietary recommendations might be for improving our defensins. According to this paper, vitamin D may be beneficial: "Vitamin D can enhance the induction of the antimicrobial... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hi, After suffering with severe stomach pain and recently having blood tests my girlfriend has tentatively been diagnosed with 'pernicious anemia', her results showed B12 & folate deficiency along with 'abnormally large' red blood cells.... (more)

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syrahna 0 · November 03, 2012 at 2:01 AM

All I can say is, as someone who takes TWO B-12 shots a month and has for over three years, TELL HER TO ENJOY THE HECK OUT OF THE B-12 and then worry about her diet. The whole point of PA is that she isn't going to get that vitamin any other way... (more)

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by 432 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Must individuals on all-meat/fish diets have vitamin/mineral deficiencies? {I'm thinking vitamin C, potassium, etc.}

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AmandaLP 0 · November 01, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Nope. People on all muscle meat may have deficiencies, but those cultures who focus on meat only seek out and specifically consume offal and glands that most people miss.

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by 63 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I'm finally not concerned about which foods I should eat, so now I get to worry about things like vitamins and minerals! I don't take any supplements in addition to my food and I'm not showing any signs of deficiencies, but I'd like to clear some... (more)

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by 448 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

"Vitamin-D deficiency does not seem to affect adult cognition, at least not according to a recent review article (Annweiler et al., 2009). But there may be early developmental effects. When rat fetuses are deprived of vitamin D, the newborn pups... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 09, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Rats are not humans. Hello, neocortex! Since D deficiency is so detrimental to babies (rickets, anyone?) I cannot imagine that it is helpful to a fetus. The D status of the fetus is completely reliant on the D status of the mother and there is... (more)